Meanwhile, last night Harper slammed the way previous parliamentary tenures have dealt with youth crime and said his government is trying to fix a system that has "coddled criminals" for years...
Harper said while criminals must be held responsible for their actions, one can also find fault with those who "are always making excuses for them."
"And when they aren't making excuses they are denying that crime is even a problem – the ivory-tower experts, the tut-tutting of commentators, the out of touch politicians." His government is trying to "overhaul a system ... that has been moving in the wrong direction" for decades, he added.
As summarized in a report last month, released along with a petition signed by 32,000 U. S. scientists who vouched for the benefits of CO2: "Higher CO2 enables plants to grow faster and larger and to live in drier climates. Plants provide food for animals, which are thereby also enhanced. The extent and diversity of plant and animal life have both increased substantially during the past half-century."
With Durban II in the offing, the same rogue players that turned Durban I into a fiasco are again pulling the strings. Libya chairs the committee responsible for making the preparations for the conference -- ably aided by vice-chairs Iran, Pakistan and Cuba
Guns 'n drugs 'n gangs and a multi billion dollar crime business is the problem- not Olympic target shooters.Using gun clubs as a diversion is to shirk their responsibilities of protecting the public.Deeds speak, not BS PR conferences.
"But instead of doing the obvious — tax the damn thing — we go through spasms of destructive alternatives, such as efficiency standards, ethanol mandates and now a crazy carbon cap-and-trade system the Senate debated last week. These are infinitely complex mandates for inefficiency and invitations to corruption. But they have a singular virtue: They hide the cost to the American consumer.
Want to wean us off oil? Be open and honest. The British are paying $8 a gallon for petrol. Goldman Sachs is predicting we will be paying $6 by next year. Why have the extra $2 (above the current $4) go abroad? Have it go to the U.S. Treasury as a gasoline tax and be recycled back into lower payroll taxes".